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Higgins presents 30-plus military service medals & ribbons earned by 7 local veterans
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored seven Western New York veterans during a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. Combined, the veterans - Frank Ivancic; the Obe family - Michael, Stanley and Steven; Gwen Hawkins-Rutledge; Thomas Schroeder- and Raymond Vargo - earned more than 30 military medals and ribbons for service to this nation.
47th annual Roycroft Artisan Summer Festival to be held at Classic Rink on June 24-25
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 07:00 am
The Roycrofters-At-Large Association will be back again for the 47th annual Roycroft Artisan Summer Arts & Crafts Festival at the Classic Rink on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday June 25. The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at 41 Riley St., in the Village of East Aurora.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market starts strong
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 11:15 am
The new Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market's season had a smooth start, organizer Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting said Saturday. Crowds were out in full force stocking up on fresh produce, flowers, honey and sweet treats, while sampling breakfast sandwiches, listening to live music, and interacting with Nickel City Canine Rescue dogs.
Relay For Life Honorary Survivors Jody and Tom Fogarty share their stories
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Jody and Tom Fogarty, who were chosen as Relay For Life's honorary survivors in 2023, both are cancer free after recent cancer diagnoses: Tom with bladder cancer in 2018 and Jody with breast cancer in 2021. They said one of their goals in telling their story is to encourage others to make sure to have regular cancer screenings.
Grand Island's 3 campgrounds offer respite to tourists from around the world
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island has lots of green space by design, with two state parks, a nature preserve and several local parks that afford access to nature and our scenic Niagara River waterfront.
Obituary: Bruce R. Shaffer
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Bruce R. Shaffer, 85, formerly of Grand Island, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
SBA: More than $15 million in federal assistance to residents & businesses impacted by December blizzard
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $15 million in low-interest loans to New Yorkers impacted by Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.
DEC: New York's 10th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week begins June 5
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
The New York state departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (AGM) announced the 10th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) begins Monday, June 5. Free events and invasive species challenges are offered June 5-11 across the state and online, including daily webinars at 1 and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Destination Niagara USA to offer opportunity for small businesses in Niagara County
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
The Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center, operated by Destination Niagara USA, is launching a visitor connection promotion program to allow small local businesses the chance to tap into the surge of tourists that visit Niagara Falls in the summer.
Jesus Culture releases 'Everything That Has Breath (Praise)' with Bryan & Katie Torwalt
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Jesus Culture released a brand-new song, "Everything That Has Breath (Praise)," with worship leaders Bryan & Katie Torwalt.
The Beach Boys' magnum opus, 'Pet Sounds,' mixed in Dolby Atmos from original tapes by super-producer Giles Martin
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, The Beach Boys' magnum opus, "Pet Sounds," changed the notion of what an album could be when released in May 1966, forever altering the course of popular music.
Over half-a-billion streams propels The Tragically Hip's best-selling compilation, 'Yer Favourites,' to Diamond Certification status
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Today, The Tragically Hip's best-selling greatest hits compilation, "Yer Favourites," is now available on vinyl for the first time ever. Originally released digitally and as a two-CD set on Nov. 8, 2005, "Yer Favourites," for which tracks were selected by the band's fans directly via their website, has soared past Diamond status at 14-times Platinum (Diamond is 10-times Platinum) and has over half-a-billion streams globally.
Paramount+ announces new documentary 'Milli Vanilli'
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:35 pm
Paramount+ announced the acquisition of the new feature-length documentary "Milli Vanilli," which will premiere exclusively on the service this fall in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, following its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival on Saturday, June 10, at 8:30 p.m.
NYS: Nearly $50 million available for farmland protection projects
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $50 million in funding is available through the Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program.
Hochul issues proclamation designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month. She directed state landmarks to be illuminated orange this evening, June 2, to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
National Grid reminds customers to verify identity of individuals claiming to be energy company representatives
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
National Grid reminds customers to safeguard their information and verify the identity of any representative that visits or calls their home to discuss their energy bills.
Dennis Quaid to deliver debut gospel album, 'Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners' on July 28 via Gaither Music Group
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
Emmy Award-winner and two-time Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid will deliver his debut gospel album, "Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners," on July 28 via Gaither Music Group.
Echosmith releases new single, 'Sour'; announces self-titled album, 'Echosmith,' out July 28
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
Today, multi-Platinum alt-pop trio Echosmith released their single "Sour," along with an announcement of their brand-new self-titled studio album, "Echosmith," out July 28.
Gov't Mule has 'Made My Peace' ahead of release of new studio album
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
As they prepare for the release of their 12th studio album, "Peace...Like A River" this month, renowned Grammy Award-nominated band Gov't Mule, led by guitar legend, vocalist, songwriter and producer Warren Haynes, has issued one final tease with their new single "Made My Peace."
$26 million in grants to help 24 land banks revitalize communities across New York
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $26 million in grant funding has been awarded to 24 Land Banks across New York.
Chris Tomlin releases live version of 'Holy Forever' with Bethel Music's Jenn and Brian Johnson
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
As one of Christian music's most highly regarded worship leaders, Chris Tomlin has released a live performance version of his Grammy-nominated radio single "Holy Forever" featuring Jenn Johnson and Brian Johnson of Bethel Music.
HUD makes $25 million in funding available to public housing authorities to help families get access to better housing, schools
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:05 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will make available $25 million to public housing authorities (PHAs) for HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Services. Through this program, PHAs will help an estimated 6,000 voucher families with children get a better opportunity to live in low-poverty neighborhoods with high-performing schools and other strong community resources.
An 'Idol' at Artpark: Lauren Daigle to bring joy to Lewiston
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 11:00 am
Lauren Daigle, a past competitor, season 21 mentor to finalist Megan Danielle, and recent finale headliner, will perform July 14 in the Artpark Amphitheater.
'Walls in Wheatfield' a source of community pride, identity
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 11:00 am
Wheatfield is in the process of defining its borders, enhancing intersection safety and building community pride - all through a project dubbed "Walls in Wheatfield."
Discover Niagara adds more routes for summer
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 10:15 am
It was announced new routes were added to the Discover Niagara Shuttle in 2023, as part of the kick off of the summer season at Old Fort Niagara on May 26.
10 Mile Garage Sale maps now available
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 10:10 am
Who's excited for the 10 Mile Garage Sale!?!
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 2, 2023
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:50 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 2, 2023
Como Deli on Center Street closed
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:30 am
The Como Deli on Center Street has permanently closed. Sunday was the eatery's last day serving the Lewiston community.
Runway Bay opens in Town of Porter
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
On Saturday morning, officials of the new Runway Bay in the Town of Porter held a ribbon-cutting for the River Region's latest housing offering. Located just off of Lower River Road at Dockside Drive, the subdivision includes 23 lots with a small, private access marina located across on the lower river.
Ransomville celebrations take off, with annual Community Faire on Saturday
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The "Hometown Heroes" banners are flying; enjoyable pre-summer weather is here, and with it the annual Ransomville Community Faire takes over the hamlet, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10.
Lew-Port Business Academy holds graduation exercises
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The Lewiston-Porter High School Academy of Business and Finance held its 11th annual graduation ceremony this week on the campus grounds.
Relay For Life returns
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The Lewiston-Porter Relay for Life team invites the River Region community to be part of its second annual Luminaria Ceremony from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, in front of Lewiston-Porter High School on Creek Road in Youngstown.
Porter 'Hometown Heroes' applications to close
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The Town of Porter announced this week it will close applications for the 2023 "Hometown Heroes" banner program on Thursday, June 15.
Retired Lew-Port teacher John Loss to hold book sale and signing at Hill of Beans Coffee Stop
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 07:00 am
Retired Lewiston-Porter teacher John Loss has written a book on 13 Niagara Falls residents who experienced being homeless many times in their lives. He said the idea for "...Not Always Homeless" came to him as he would see homeless individuals in and around his hometown of Niagara Falls. Loss knew they were not always homeless, so he decided to write a book about them.
Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day 2023 on Grand Island
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:15 pm
The sun shone brightly over the DeGlopper Memorial on May 29 as Chris Taylor told the story of the uncle that he never knew to an assembled crowd.
Proposed cancer treatment aims to harness 'sentinels' of immune system
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:10 pm
They patrol inside our skin and other soft tissue. Their job: Alert the immune system to toxic invaders so it can mount an attack.
Hope Chest fundraiser set for June 17
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:10 pm
Luminina, operating as Hope Chest, a local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides exercise and nutrition classes, emotional support, and paddling for breast cancer survivors, announced the annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival will be held Saturday, June 17 at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Five southtowns cultural institutions, 'one amazing summer'
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve, the Roycroft Campus and Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff have teamed up to encourage visitation to all five southtown cultural sites this summer with a brand-new "Southtowns Cultural Passport."
Air quality health advisory issued for Long Island, New York City metro, Western New York
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro and Western New York regions for Friday, June 2. The pollutant of concern is ozone. The advisory will be in effect 11 a.m. through 11 p.m.
Niagara County Civil Service continues to streamline hiring process with continuous recruitment
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey announced the county's personnel office is implementing decentralized continuous recruitment exams to make it easier for residents seeking employment to apply for certain county positions throughout the year. The continuous recruitment applies to five different job titles.

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